2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans season

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2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans season
Head coachMonty Williams
General managerDell Demps
Owner(s)Tom Benson
ArenaSmoothie King Center
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Southwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Warriors 0–4)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports New Orleans
RadioWWL-FM
< 2013–14 2015–16 >

The 2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans season is the 13th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Despite finishing last in the Southwest division for the fourth straight season, the Pelicans finished with a 45–37 record and clinched the eighth seed in the Western conference. The Pelicans clinched a seed in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 when the team was called the Hornets. New Orleans' season ended after they were swept 4–0 in a first round playoff series by the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

The Pelicans would not return to the playoffs until 2018.

Preseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

The Pelicans did not have a pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Houston Rockets 56 26 .683 0.0 30–11 26–15 8–8 82
x-Memphis Grizzlies 55 27 .671 1.0 31–10 24–17 9–7 82
x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 1.0 33–8 22–19 8–8 82
x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 6.0 27–14 23–18 7–9 82
x-New Orleans Pelicans 45 37 .549 11.0 28–13 17–24 8–8 82


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Golden State Warriors * 67 15 .817 82
2 y-Houston Rockets * 56 26 .683 11.0 82
3 x-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 11.0 82
4 y-Portland Trail Blazers * 51 31 .622 16.0 82
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 55 27 .671 12.0 82
6 x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 12.0 82
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 17.0 82
8 x-New Orleans Pelicans 45 37 .549 22.0 82
9 Oklahoma City Thunder 45 37 .549 22.0 82
10 Phoenix Suns 39 43 .476 28.0 82
11 Utah Jazz 38 44 .463 29.0 82
12 Denver Nuggets 30 52 .366 37.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 38.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 21 61 .256 46.0 82
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 16 66 .195 51.0 82

Game log[edit]

2014–15 game log
Total: 45–37 (Home: 28–13; Road: 17–24)
October: 1–0 (home: 1–0; road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 28 Orlando W 101–84 Anthony Davis (26) Anthony Davis (17) Tyreke Evans (6) Smoothie King Center
17,097
1–0
November : 6–8 (home: 3–2; road: 3–6)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
2 November 1 Dallas L 104–109 Anthony Davis (31) Anthony Davis (15) Tyreke Evans (9) Smoothie King Center
14,547
1–1
3 November 3 @ Memphis L 81–93 Tyreke Evans (21) Ryan Anderson (9) Jrue Holiday (6) FedExForum
15,302
1–2
4 November 4 Charlotte W 100–91 Anthony Davis (24) Anthony Davis (13) Jrue Holiday (9) Smoothie King Center
14,840
2–2
5 November 8 @ San Antonio W 100–99 Anthony Davis (27) Anthony Davis (11) Jrue Holiday (11) AT&T Center
18,581
3–2
6 November 10 @ Cleveland L 111–118 Ryan Anderson (32) Anthony Davis (14) Jrue Holiday (10) Quicken Loans Arena
20,562
3–3
7 November 12 L.A. Lakers W 109–102 Anthony Davis (25) Ömer Aşık (13) Tyreke Evans (11) Smoothie King Center
17,359
4–3
8 November 14 Minnesota W 139–91 Jrue Holiday (24) Evans & Anderson (6) Jrue Holiday (9) Smoothie King Center
14,775
5–3
9 November 17 @ Portland L 93–102 Anthony Davis (31) Anthony Davis (11) Tyreke Evans (8) Moda Center
19,441
5–4
10 November 18 @ Sacramento W 106–100 Anthony Davis (28) Anthony Davis (9) Jrue Holiday (9) Sleep Train Arena
16,526
6–4
11 November 21 @ Denver L 97–117 Anthony Davis (18) Anthony Davis (9) Jrue Holiday (6) Pepsi Center
15,232
6–5
12 November 22 @ Utah W 106–94 Anthony Davis (43) Anthony Davis (14) Jrue Holiday (9) EnergySolutions Arena
18,452
7–5
13 November 25 Sacramento L 89–99 Tyreke Evans (22) Anthony Davis (9) Tyreke Evans (5) Smoothie King Center
17,037
7–6
14 November 28 @ Atlanta L 91–100 Holiday & Anderson (20) Davis & Aşık (11) Jrue Holiday (7) Philips Arena
17,079
7–7
15 November 29 @ Washington L 80–83 Anthony Davis (30) Anthony Davis (13) Tyreke Evans (4) Verizon Center
17,581
7–8
December : 9–8 (home: 6–2; road: 3–6)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
16 December 2 Oklahoma City W 112–104 Tyreke Evans (30) Ömer Aşık (14) Jrue Holiday (10) Smoothie King Center
13,903
8–8
17 December 4 @ Golden State L 85–112 Anthony Davis (30) Davis & Aşık (15) Jrue Holiday (8) Oracle Arena
19,596
8–9
18 December 6 @ L.A. Clippers L 100–120 Anthony Davis (26) Ömer Aşık (10) Holiday, Mekel & Rivers (6) STAPLES Center
19,060
8–10
19 December 7 @ L.A. Lakers W 104–87 Anthony Davis (23) Ömer Aşık (11) Jrue Holiday (8) STAPLES Center
18,997
9–10
20 December 9 New York W 104–93 Tyreke Evans (27) Ömer Aşık (14) Jrue Holiday (7) Smoothie King Center
13,789
10–10
21 December 10 @ Dallas L 107–112 Anthony Davis (31) Ömer Aşık (15) Jrue Holiday (10) American Airlines Center
19,988
10–11
22 December 12 Cleveland W 119–114 Tyreke Evans (31) Ömer Aşık (14) Tyreke Evans (10) Smoothie King Center
18,069
11–11
23 December 14 Golden State L 122–128 (OT) Tyreke Evans (34) Evans & Aşık (8) Jrue Holiday (9) Smoothie King Center
15,037
11–12
24 December 16 Utah W 119–111 Anthony Davis (31) Anthony Davis (9) Jrue Holiday (8) Smoothie King Center
13,179
12–12
25 December 18 @ Houston W 99–90 Anthony Davis (30) Anthony Davis (14) Jrue Holiday (10) Toyota Center
18,317
13–12
26 December 20 Portland L 88–114 Austin Rivers (21) Alexis Ajinça (13) Jrue Holiday (6) Smoothie King Center
16,079
13–13
27 December 21 @ Oklahoma City W 101–99 Anthony Davis (38) Davis & Aşık (12) Jrue Holiday (15) Chesapeake Energy Arena
18,203
14–13
28 December 23 @ Indiana L 84–96 Anthony Davis (21) Tyreke Evans (10) Jrue Holiday (5) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
17,336
14–14
29 December 26 San Antonio W 97–90 Davis & Anderson (22) Anthony Davis (21) Jrue Holiday (7) Smoothie King Center
18,376
15–14
30 December 27 @ Chicago L 100–107 Anthony Davis (29) Anthony Davis (11) Jrue Holiday (7) United Center
21,935
15–15
31 December 30 Phoenix W 110–106 Tyreke Evans (24) Anthony Davis (11) Jrue Holiday (6) Smoothie King Center
16,364
16–15
32 December 31 @ San Antonio L 93–95 (OT) Anthony Davis (21) Davis & Aşık (12) Jrue Holiday (9) AT&T Center
18,581
16–16
January : 9–6 (home: 6–2; road: 3–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
33 January 2 Houston W 111–83 Ryan Anderson (23) Ömer Aşık (11) Jrue Holiday (6) Smoothie King Center
17,705
17–16
34 January 5 Washington L 85–92 Davis & Evans (21) Anthony Davis (10) Holiday & Gordon (6) Smoothie King Center
16,182
17–17
35 January 7 @ Charlotte L 94–98 Anthony Davis (32) Anthony Davis (12) Jrue Holiday (9) Time Warner Cable Arena
15,171
17–18
36 January 9 Memphis W 106–95 Jrue Holiday (23) Anthony Davis (10) Jrue Holiday (8) Smoothie King Center
17,639
18–18
37 January 12 @ Boston L 100–108 Anthony Davis (34) Ömer Aşık (12) Anthony Davis (4) TD Garden
16,905
18–19
38 January 14 @ Detroit W 105–94 Anthony Davis (27) Ömer Aşık (13) Tyreke Evans (9) Palace of Auburn Hills
12,016
19–19
39 January 16 @ Philadelphia L 81–96 Ajinça & Gordon (16) Ajinça & Aşık (14) Tyreke Evans (6) Wells Fargo Center
15,672
19–20
40 January 18 @ Toronto W 95–93 Tyreke Evans (26) Ömer Aşık (9) Evans & Gordon (5) Air Canada Centre
19,800
20–20
41 January 19 @ New York L 92–99 Tyreke Evans (23) Ömer Aşık (17) Eric Gordon (5) Madison Square Garden
19,812
20–21
42 January 21 L.A. Lakers W 96–80 Anthony Davis (29) Ömer Aşık (10) Eric Gordon (10) Smoothie King Center
16,268
21–21
43 January 23 @ Minnesota W 92–84 Anthony Davis (21) Anthony Davis (12) Tyreke Evans (8) Target Center
14,978
22–21
44 January 25 Dallas W 109–106 Anthony Davis (28) Ömer Aşık (11) Tyreke Evans (12) Smoothie King Center
17,687
23–21
45 January 26 Philadelphia W 99–74 Anthony Davis (32) Anthony Davis (10) Tyreke Evans (12) Smoothie King Center
16,419
24–21
46 January 28 Denver L 85–93 Tyreke Evans (25) Davis & Aşık (12) Eric Gordon (6) Smoothie King Center
16,055
24–22
47 January 30 L.A. Clippers W 108–103 Eric Gordon (28) Dante Cunningham (12) Tyreke Evans (12) Smoothie King Center
17,932
25–22
February : 6–5 (home: 4–4; road: 2–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
48 February 2 Atlanta W 115–100 Anthony Davis (29) Ömer Aşık (17) Tyreke Evans (12) Smoothie King Center
15,487
26–22
49 February 4 Oklahoma City L 91–102 Anthony Davis (23) Anthony Davis (8) Evans & Gordon (7) Smoothie King Center
17,156
26–23
50 February 6 @ Oklahoma City W 116–113 Anthony Davis (41) Davis & Evans (10) Tyreke Evans (16) Chesapeake Energy Arena
18,203
27–23
51 February 7 Chicago L 72–107 Tyreke Evans (15) Ömer Aşık (7) Eric Gordon (4) Smoothie King Center
18,402
27–24
52 February 9 Utah L 96–100 Eric Gordon (31) Ömer Aşık (8) Tyreke Evans (10) Smoothie King Center
15,321
27–25
53 February 11 Indiana L 93–106 Luke Babbitt (15) Babbitt & Aşık (8) Tyreke Evans (6) Smoothie King Center
17,074
27–26
All-Star Break
54 February 20 @ Orlando L 84–95 Tyreke Evans (14) Anthony Davis (11) Tyreke Evans (10) Amway Center
18,259
27–27
55 February 21 @ Miami W 105–91 Eric Gordon (24) Ömer Aşık (9) Gordon & Evans (6) American Airlines Arena
19,982
28–27
56 February 23 Toronto W 100–97 Luke Babbitt (18) Ömer Aşık (11) Tyreke Evans (12) Smoothie King Center
16,514
29–27
57 February 25 Brooklyn W 102–96 Quincy Pondexter (25) Ömer Aşık (13) Tyreke Evans (11) Smoothie King Center
16,097
30–27
58 February 27 Miami W 104–102 Alexis Ajinça (24) Cunningham & Aşık (10) Tyreke Evans (11) Smoothie King Center
17,797
31–27
March : 8–7 (home: 5–3; road: 3–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
59 March 1 @ Denver W 99–92 Tyreke Evans (22) Ömer Aşık (16) Tyreke Evans (7) Pepsi Center
13,109
32–27
60 March 2 @ Dallas L 93–102 Norris Cole (19) Alexis Ajinça (12) Tyreke Evans (7) American Airlines Center
20,367
32–28
61 March 4 Detroit W 88–85 Anthony Davis (39) Anthony Davis (13) Tyreke Evans (9) Smoothie King Center
16,925
33–28
62 March 6 Boston L 98–104 Anthony Davis (29) Anthony Davis (14) Tyreke Evans (5) Smoothie King Center
17,274
33–29
63 March 7 Memphis W 95–89 Tyreke Evans (26) Ömer Aşık (11) Pondexter & Evans (7) Smoothie King Center
17,346
34–29
64 March 9 @ Milwaukee W 114–103 Anthony Davis (43) Anthony Davis (10) Davis & Evans (6) BMO Harris Bradley Center
12,218
35–29
65 March 10 @ Brooklyn W 111–91 Pondexter & Ajinça (17) Ömer Aşık (15) Eric Gordon (7) Barclays Center
16,422
36–29
66 March 15 Denver L 111–118 (2OT) Anthony Davis (36) Anthony Davis (14) Tyreke Evans (10) Smoothie King Center
17,248
36–30
67 March 17 Milwaukee W 85–84 Anthony Davis (20) Anthony Davis (12) Eric Gordon (7) Smoothie King Center
17,881
37–30
68 March 19 @ Phoenix L 72–74 Eric Gordon (14) Ömer Aşık (14) Eric Gordon (5) US Airways Center
18,055
37–31
69 March 20 @ Golden State L 96–112 Norris Cole (19) Withey & Ajinça (8) Cole & Evans (4) Oracle Arena
19,596
37–32
70 March 22 @ L.A. Clippers L 100–107 Anthony Davis (26) Anthony Davis (12) Davis & Gordon (5) Staples Center
19,299
37–33
71 March 25 Houston L 93–95 Tyreke Evans (28) Anthony Davis (14) Tyreke Evans (7) Smoothie King Center
17,077
37–34
72 March 27 Sacramento W 102–88 Tyreke Evans (25) Ömer Aşık (12) Tyreke Evans (10) Smoothie King Center
17,669
38–34
73 March 29 Minnesota W 110–88 Anthony Davis (28) Anthony Davis (9) Eric Gordon (7) Smoothie King Center
17,576
39–34
April : 6–3 (home: 3–0; road: 3–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
74 April 1 @ L.A. Lakers W 113–92 Anthony Davis (20) Ömer Aşık (10) Tyreke Evans (8) Staples Center
17,165
40–34
75 April 3 @ Sacramento W 101–95 Eric Gordon (21) Tyreke Evans (12) Tyreke Evans (9) Sleep Train Arena
17,021
41–34
76 April 4 @ Portland L 90–99 Eric Gordon (22) Anthony Davis (9) Tyreke Evans (9) Moda Center
19,781
41–35
77 April 7 Golden State W 103–100 Anthony Davis (29) Aşık & Davis (10) Tyreke Evans (9) Smoothie King Center
18,097
42–35
78 April 8 @ Memphis L 74–110 Anthony Davis (12) Dante Cunningham (10) Evans & Gordon & Pondexter (3) FedExForum
17,518
42–36
79 April 10 Phoenix W 90–75 Anthony Davis (19) Ömer Aşık (18) Cole & Evans (6) Smoothie King Center
17,954
43–36
80 April 12 @ Houston L 114–121 Anthony Davis (27) Ömer Aşık (10) Tyreke Evans (8) Toyota Center
18,318
43–37
81 April 13 @ Minnesota W 100–88 Anthony Davis (24) Anthony Davis (11) Davis & Evans (5) Target Center
13,009
44–37
82 April 15 San Antonio W 108–103 Anthony Davis (31) Anthony Davis (13) Tyreke Evans (11) Smoothie King Center
18,524
45–37
2014–15 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2015 playoff game log
Total: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
First Round: 0–4 (home: 0–2; road: 0–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 18 @ Golden State L 99–106 Anthony Davis (35) Aşık & Pondexter (9) Cole & Pondexter (6) Oracle Arena
19,596
0–1
2 April 20 @ Golden State L 87–97 Anthony Davis (29) Ömer Aşık (14) Tyreke Evans (7) Oracle Arena
19,596
0–2
3 April 23 Golden State L 119–123 (OT) Anthony Davis (29) Anthony Davis (15) Tyreke Evans (8) Smoothie King Center
18,444
0–3
4 April 25 Golden State L 98–109 Anthony Davis (36) Anthony Davis (11) Gordon, Evans (5) Smoothie King Center
18,443
0–4
2015 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Statistics (Summer League, preseason, and regular season)
Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Summer League[edit]

New Orleans Pelicans statistics
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Preseason[edit]

New Orleans Pelicans statistics
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Regular season[edit]

New Orleans Pelicans statistics
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Injuries[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 42 Ajinça, Alexis 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1988-05-06 France
PF 33 Anderson, Ryan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988-05-06 California
C 3 Aşık, Ömer 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1986-07-04 Turkey
SF 8 Babbitt, Luke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989-06-20 Nevada
PG 30 Cole, Norris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1988-10-13 Cleveland State
PF 44 Cunningham, Dante 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1987-04-22 Villanova
PF 23 Davis, Anthony (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1993-03-11 Kentucky
SG 16 Douglas, Toney 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1986-03-16 Florida State
SG 1 Evans, Tyreke 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989-09-19 Memphis
PG 32 Fredette, Jimmer 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989-02-25 BYU
SG 10 Gordon, Eric 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1988-12-25 Indiana
PG 11 Holiday, Jrue 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1990-06-12 UCLA
SF 20 Pondexter, Quincy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988-03-10 Washington
C 5 Withey, Jeff 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1990-03-07 Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: March 24, 2015

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 15, 2014 To New Orleans Pelicans
Ömer Aşık (From Houston)
Omri Casspi (From Houston)
Cash (From Houston)
To Washington Wizards
Melvin Ely (From New Orleans)
Trade exception (From Houston)
To Houston Rockets
Trevor Ariza (From Washington)
Alonzo Gee (From New Orleans)
Scotty Hopson (From New Orleans)
2015 first-round pick

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract Ref.

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team Ref.

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left Date New team Ref.

Awards[edit]

Player Award Date awarded Ref.

References[edit]

External links[edit]